Russia likely shifted airborne forces from Kherson to Orikiv: report

The UK Defence Ministry’s daily intelligence update on Saturday says that Russia has likely shifted units of its airborne forces (VDV) from the Kherson region to the heavily contested Orikiv sector in Zaporizhzhia Oblast.

A handout photo made available by the Zaporizhzhia City Council shows the aftermath of a rocket strike on a civil infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, 10 August 2023, amid the Russian invasion.

A handout photo made available by the Zaporizhzhia City Council shows the aftermath of a rocket strike on a civil infrastructure in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, 10 August 2023, amid the Russian invasion.Photo: EPA/Zaporizhzhia City Council

Currently, intense fighting is underway along the front line near Orikiv.

The report also indicates a „realistic possibility” that this redeployment of Russia’s airborne troops could facilitate the withdrawal of certain regiments from the front line, allowing them to recuperate.

This move could potentially weaken Russia’s defenses on the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, rendering them susceptible to heightened amphibious assaults led by Ukrainian troops, as highlighted in the update.

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Source: PAP, gov.uk

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